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Re: [Pkg-fonts-devel] converting fontforge packaging repo to git



Quoting Daniel Kahn Gillmor (dkg@fifthhorseman.net):
> On 01/23/2012 01:30 AM, Vasudev Kamath wrote:
> > My first question will be is it only fontforge or enitre pkg-fonts svn
> > repository moving to git?
> 
> my experience working with git is that we really want one repo per
> project.  And i'd rather not make transitioning the fontforge packaging
> contingent on transitioning all other packaging.  So my current proposal
> is just to transition fontforge (though i'd be happy to see other
> projects transition as well).

I fully agree. Transitioning should be done package per package, when
the person who is the most active maintaining the said package in the
team is ready for that.

I personnally feel like we would benefit from git transition for :
- the most active and complicated packages (so, fontforge is a good
candidate)
- less active packages where upstream is using git for development
(probably a few font packages are in such case)

If would be useless for low-activity font packages where the current
ultra-simple SVN layout is really enough.

> 
> > Also if you need help in transition from svn to git count me in :)
> 
> Thanks!  If other folks are OK with the transition, i'll probably push a
> proposed git tree somewhere public in the next week and ask for feedback
> before trying to publish it git.debian.org.  A review and suggestions at
> that point would be really helpful (or if you just want to go ahead and
> do the transition yourself, i'd be happy to provide the review -- i
> don't really care which role i play in the process as long as it ends up
> being well-done).


I am fine with transitioning fontforge to git. I already maintain a
few packages (in the pkg-running team) where git is used and one of
them is indeed even using upstream's git. I'm not yet completely
comfortable with all this and I sometimes do mistakes, but nothing
that can't be reverted..:-)


So, that means a GO from my side. The only argument stopping this
would be Kestutis (who maintained FF for quite a while and did a good
job at maintaining the package alive) popping out and yelling that
he's not comfortable at all with this transition.


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